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Canaanean sickle blades of the southern Levant.

This article illustrates and describes several examples of Early Bronze Age Canaanean core, blade and tabular flake artifacts that were excavated on a site in southern Israel at Tell Halif. Eugene Futato spent four summers on the site and did the lithic analysis. He describes the artifacts from Tell Halif as, “—–the only complete representation, from cores to blanks to finished tools, of one of the most important and elaborate lithic technologies of the Middle East.” Compared to the four different blade technologies that were in use during the Early Bronze Age, Canaanean core and blade technology produced the highest quality blades for the production of sickle blades.

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This entry was posted on February 3, 2016 by in Archaeology, History.

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